In response to the recent enactment of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) Act 2022, leading to the need for new amendments to its regulations, the bureau has invited stakeholders to a consultative meeting scheduled for tomorrow, July 18, 2023.
The director of public affairs and consumer protection of the bureau, James Odaudu highlighted that the meeting’s purpose is to allow stakeholders to make contributions to the amendments, ensuring that the bureau’s regulations align with the standards and recommended practices (SARPs) of ICAO Anex 13 and other relevant international guidelines.
He emphasised that the proposed amendments aim to update the bureau’s practices and adapt to the changes in the industry due to evolving technologies and global advancements.
The meeting will be attended by members of the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), all holders of valid Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC), security agencies and individuals involved in air safety and security matters.
The venue for the meeting will be the conference room of the director-general, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), situated in Abuja. To accommodate those unable to attend in person, a simultaneous online session will be held via Zoom. The necessary details for online participation have already been communicated through the invitation letters.
In addition to this crucial meeting, the NSIB is also gearing up for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Safety and Security Audit of Nigeria, scheduled for August.
The director-general of the bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru expressed his confidence in the NSIB’s dedication to its duties. He assured stakeholders that thorough preparations are being made to ensure that Nigeria maintains its position at the forefront of various aspects, especially in matters concerning the NSIB.